Upper West Region

Capital: Wa

Upper West Region shares its northern border with Burkina Faso with two customs entry points at Hamale and Kapulima. Cattle raising and agriculture are the main sources of income. The seat of the Wa Naa paramount chief is a magnificent 19th century palace in Wa. Local architecture is a combination of African and Islamic styles. Villages consist of traditional round mud huts connected by mud walls where communal life exists today much as it has for generations. At Wa there is tourist accomodation. Gbelle Game Reserve is 17 km south of Tumu where a four-wheel drive vehicle is essential.